This weekend also marks the beginning of the summer travel season and I urge consumers to be aware of travel and tourism scams. Florida is a top vacation destination, with more than 100 million visitors last year alone, making our state a favorite target for these types of scams. There are precautions travelers can take to avoid becoming a victim:
In closing, Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the members of our Armed Forces who lost their lives protecting our great country. America remains great because we have such brave men and women willing to lay down their lives for their country. I encourage all Floridians to thank a service member this weekend. It is due to their dedicated service that we are able to enjoy our freedom as we spend time with friends and family.
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Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following statement on Governor Rick Scott’s appointment of Emery Gainey, the Attorney General’s Director of Law Enforcement Relations, Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs, to Interim Sheriff of Marion County:
“I know first-hand that Governor Rick Scott has chosen a highly qualified person to lead the Marion County Sheriff’s Office during this challenging time. Emery Gainey has managed my office with the highest level of ethics and integrity while serving as my Director of Victim Services. With his more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, the people of Marion County can rest assured that they are in good hands with Interim Sheriff Gainey running the office.”